Inorganic cadmium pigments VS. organic cadmium pigments

Organic cadmium pigments are based on carbon chains and rings. While some contain inorganic elements as stabilizers, organic cadmium pigments are defined primarily by this factor. These strong carbon chains also make them highly stable.

Carbon-based cadmium pigments are derived from animals, vegetables or synthetic organic chemistry. While traditional cadmium pigments were typically created using flora and fauna, the majority of modern cadmium pigments are created through synthetic organic chemistry. Synthetic organic cadmium pigments are most commonly derived from aromatic hydrocarbons including coal tars and other petrochemicals.

Organic cadmium pigments are marked by the following qualities:

  • Color quality: While most organic cadmium pigments are considered transparent, their tonality is
    unparallelled. Organic cadmium pigments are characterized by bright, rich colors. They often
    provide powerful tint strength despite their transparency.
  • High prices: Organic cadmium pigments tend to be more expensive to produce, especially
    synthetic organic cadmium pigments. Synthetic cadmium pigments require a great deal of chemical
    processing to produce, increasing the cost by volume.
  • Varying lightfastness: There are many different varieties of organic cadmium pigments, but most
    of them tend to hold up poorly when exposed to light. While some can resist light and
    heat exposure well, many will fade over time.

Organic cadmium pigments tend to be less popular in most industries compared to inorganic cadmium pigments, with
the exception of artists’ paints. However, organic cadmium pigments are frequently used on a lesser scale
in combination with inorganic cadmium pigments as this method improves the color quality of a product.

Different types of enamel powder coating and their applications

Different types of enamel powder coating have different chemical and physical properties —corrosion resistance, performance when exposed to UV, etc.— but no enamel powder coating provides all the protection a structure needs. That’s why assets are coated with one or more enamel powder coating types to form a total protective coating system, or a system providing all the chemical, physical and galvanic protection required to protect the substrate from its environment.

Selecting a enamel system for your application: Weighing price and performance

Enamel powder coating systems provide steel structures with long-term protection against their environment. To do this, the enamel powder coating system must be well-equipped to handle the environmental conditions of its environment, whether that’s heat, sunlight, contact with chemicals or constant abrasions.

The prevailing service environment —along with factors such as cost, accessibility of the asset, expected labor costs, desired service life of the enamel powder coating system— will dictate which enamel powder coating system is best-suited for your application.

For designers or owners looking for a short list of enamel powder coating systems suited for their application and budget, calling a enamel powder coating contractor like us is a good place to start. Enamel powder coating selection happens on a case by case basis, and we can evaluate the specific needs of your application, offering several systems that could work based on our decades of experience in the industry.

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